Russian Arctic National Park to set up reserve area on Novaya ZemlyaSociety & Culture August 21, 9:36
Iranian president calls defending nuclear deal top priorityWorld August 21, 8:20
US guided-missile destroyer collides with merchant vessel in SingaporeMilitary & Defense August 21, 8:02
Russian military aviation stamps out terrorists en-route to Syria’s Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense August 21, 6:47
Putin visits international jazz festival in Crimea’s KoktebelSociety & Culture August 21, 2:31
Putin says he cares little about his style but tries to look elegantSociety & Culture August 20, 23:41
Militants launch shell on exhibition complex near Damascus — mediaWorld August 20, 15:27
Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches to help them feel unitySociety & Culture August 20, 8:27
Polina Dibrova, mother of three, wins Mrs. Russia 2017 beauty pageantSociety & Culture August 20, 4:41
GENEVA, February 1. /TASS/. Moscow is convinced that the representative of the Jaysh al-Islam group should not be part of the delegation at Syrian peace talks in Geneva, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told TASS on Monday.
"We have always said that for us this [Jaysh al-Islam] is a terrorist organization," the high-ranking diplomat said. "We consider that they should not be among the delegation members."
He added that it is up to UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to take the decision.
In Gatilov's words, Russia hopes that meetings in Geneva will allow to launch a political process in Syria.
"We hope that the process will start, and current meetings will allow to start moving toward political settlement," he said.